Monday, July 18, 2011


Good Friends
No Hustle and Bustle

Spending time far away from everyday life can do so much for the soul.

We have a favorite little camping spot that offers you a step back in time to sit back an enjoy the silence and tranquillity of the peaceful outdoors.  It is nestled in the Cascade Mountains in Washington and is only a two hour drive from our house.  You just can't find a place more peaceful to unwind.
I hesitate to publish the name because I kind of feel like I don't want lots of people knowing about it.
Is that selfish of me?

I will tell you the name of this rock, it is called Tower Rock and you can see it from the campground.

They have the cutest little pond that they stock with trout.  They provide fishing poles and bait so anyone can fish for just a  mere $4.95 per pound for the fish you catch.
Below is our friend Jim enjoying himself fishing.

See how rustic and adorable this place is?
It kind of reminds me of what camping was like about fifty years ago, except now we have the luxury of recreational vehicles to camp in instead of tents.

Here is a view of our camp site.

This is where our friends Jim and Debbie camped.

One of the ways we like to pass the time is playing cribbage.

Here is Debbie showing off her catch of the day.

It was such a nice little getaway.  None of us wanted to come home.  I am sure I could have stayed another week and not been ready to come home either.


CAS said...

Brought back lots of fond memories of camping in OR/WA when our kids were young. Great times!

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Sounds and looks like a lovely getaway. I don't blame for being discreet about the location.

Garden of Egan said...

That is so beautiful!
I wouldn't have wanted to come home either.
I love the little cabin!

The pictures are so beautiful, I can almost smell the pine trees.

Mmmmmm, hopefully you can go back again SOON!

tammy said...

I don't blame you for wanting to keep it secret. Looks gorgeous! That's the kind of place I love to camp at.

Jane said...

What a great place! I don't blame you for not wanting to share it. We love playing cribbage on vacation, too.

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Nana's Fun Stuff said...

That looks amazing and SO relaxing!! Don't you just love doing that and being so relaxed? Glad you got away :)

Lori said...

What a beautiful spot. I used to love camping. Of course we only had a tent. Then my in-laws built a cabin and I've not slept in a tent since!! hahahahaha

Rainy Day Farm said...

Makes me want to get another trailer and hit the road. I miss camping!

Cherie said...

This looks like such a nice and relaxing get away.
There really is nothing like being in the outdoors.

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Looks like a lovely spot. How long is your camper? We're in the market for one, but I don't want one of those huge ones. And it has to have a "full bath".